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The manager has moved to reassure fans by outlining how the club would operate in the transfer market following the arrival of the new director of football

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew insists he is happy with the changes to the club's management structure following Joe Kinnear’s appointment as director of football.

Kinnear's early days in his new role included a gaffe-filled rant where he mispronounced a number of the squad's names before claiming he is "head and shoulders" above equivalet candidates at rival Premier League clubs.

But Pardew has moved to reassure fans of his confidence in the new approach, detailing the role chief scout Graham Carr and himself will have working with Kinnear.

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"I’m not sure what the worry would be on that. It is no different to what we had before," Pardew told The Chronicle.

"Graham Carr comes up with one or two suggestions, I come up with one or two suggestions and we probably have a list of four that will take the team forward.

"We present that to Joe. And Joe presents that to the owner. Joe has to dress that up to the owner in terms of finance and how is it going to work.

"Then [football secretary] Lee Charnley comes in and hopefully we get the player over the line. I think that is no different to what we had before."

The resignation of managing director Derek Llambias soon followed Kinnear's appointment, but Pardew feels the club will only benefit from a more focused recruitment process.

He explained: "As far as I am concerned the most important factor for Joe is transfers. With Joe’s experience of what he’s had as a manager, Mike feels that he probably knows the scene slightly better than Derek in Mike’s opinion."

"You could say he is not fulfilling the role that Derek had to a degree. But Lee Charnley will fill the other part of the role. He has great experience and has done a brilliant job for us.

"Between myself, Lee and Joe we hope to get some transfers over the line, and some out by the way because the squad is little thick in areas."